In addition to working on the sashing for Danuta's Garden I've got a few of the 9-patch and star blocks together and up on the design wall. I'm not convinced that the contrast is strong enough on the bottom 9-patch but I'll wait to see what it looks like with other blocks added to the mix.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
stripper (a.k.a. the Strip 'n Sew made by Mr. Joe) that I won from Lynn at Sew 'n Wild Oaks. It came all ready to assemble and, you can see from the photo that I was in such a hurry to do that I just set it up on the kitchen island as quick as could be to check it out (sorry, Lynn, not the best photo).
I've got lots and lots of red and green prints so I should start pulling fabrics now and get busy putting this together so that I'm sleeping under it the next time Santa calls. Don't you love Priority Mail?....M
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Anne had started a table runner with pink and blue scraps from Jane but was having trouble finding fabrics for borders to finish it. I took a long look at my stash and finally settled on a blue tone on tone border, but it still needed a little zip so I wanted to include a thin green border before the final blue one.
tutorial from Barb Robson on how to make a thin border but until now didn't think to use it. I love it! It's so perfect for such a narrow trim (1/4") and adds a nice extra shot of colour. The trick is sewing the outer border from the wrong side of the quilt so that you are able to keep a consistent distance from the first line of stitching.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Madonna House Gift Shop and the third is for a friend that she used to work with who just had a baby. We used the Sophie Car Seat Quilt pattern from the Moda Bake Shop and just made it bigger, omitting the ties.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Sunday, March 08, 2015
When you find yourself wondering what to bind it with you just know that you're nearing the end. I don't have anything but scraps left from the fabrics in the quilt so I'm hoping that I can find a nice creamy pink or blue gingham, which I think would finish it off nicely bound on the bias.
Back to the hoop...M
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Lynn's appearance on The Quilt Show, (apparently he wanted to name it Strip Search, but I am just going to call it the Stripper...). She had quite a funny post about her beautiful dog Mazey making the draw that I think you'd enjoy.
Mr. Joe will be making more of these in his spare time so they've bought a branding iron and now each one has the Sew'n Wild Oaks brand on it soooooo, as Lynn suggested, my Stripper now has a tattoo! I'd better stop before this gets out of hand, but you can see why it was such a nice way to head off to bed. Thanks so much Mazey, Lynn and Mr. Joe - you made my day!....M